[erlang-questions] Style question

Tim Watson <>
Thu May 12 23:48:47 CEST 2011

> One quick question:  How is 'appstart' better than just putting the
> dependency in the reltool?

It's not - it's intended for cold start outside of a release (e.g. in
a dev environment). Packaging a release and using esl/setup is the
right way to do things. Having to build a release just to poke around
in your code or run tests is a bit cumbersome though, which is where
appstart can prove handy.

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